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When trucks collide on the Monaro Highway

By 26 November 2012 4

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene of a two truck collision on the Monaro Highway, southbound, near Isabella Drive, Gilmore.

Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle on scene.

Crews are using hydraulic rescue tools to free one male from one of the trucks.

Update to follow.

8:35 AM

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating a male, aged in his 30′s, for multiple limb injuries. The patient will be taken to The Canberra Hospital.

Another male patient from the other vehicle, aged in his 40′s, will be taken to The Canberra Hospital for assessment.

8:45 AM

Male patient has been freed from the vehicle with lower leg limb injuries.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are further assessing the patient and transporting him to The Canberra Hospital in stable condition.

8:58 AM

[Courtesy ESA]

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4 Responses to When trucks collide on the Monaro Highway
#1
Madam Cholet10:49 am, 26 Nov 12

No idea obviously how this accident eventuated, but having traversed the Northbound lanes this morning myself I have to say I was appalled by what an alarming number of drivers think is acceptable practice.

I left a few minutes later this morning and noted that the traffic was quite heavy – and doing that strange slowing down, speeding up thing which seems to happen even though there is no actual physical hold-up. So why do people decide to tailgate almost and generally act stupidly?

And as always, everyone who sped past me with an annoyed look on their face, (giving them enough reason to hog the right lane obviously whatever the speed limit), is then my next door neighbour at the next set of traffic lights.

#2
NoImRight12:27 pm, 26 Nov 12

Drove past this this morning. One truck did not look like it was getting back on the road ever. Given the number of emergency vehicles there plod seemed a little slow blocking lanes and rerouting traffic

#3
Felix the Cat12:43 pm, 26 Nov 12

Here’s a pic from Twitter (don’t know if link will work) https://twitter.com/knausc/status/272829603255549952/photo/1

#4
harvyk11:02 pm, 26 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

Drove past this this morning. One truck did not look like it was getting back on the road ever. Given the number of emergency vehicles there plod seemed a little slow blocking lanes and rerouting traffic

Yeah I was a little surprised by that… When I drove past it looked like they still had a south bound lane open…

Felix the Cat said :

Here’s a pic from Twitter (don’t know if link will work) https://twitter.com/knausc/status/272829603255549952/photo/1

It certainly made a mess of the truck at the back…

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